The Zweifel Circus Collection

by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
September 24, 2022 10:00 AM CDT (In Progress)
Live Auction

505 Lots

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Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Phone: 773-472-1442

Payment

Accepted Forms of Payment: Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Other, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer

Shipping

Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.

Our September sale features the remarkable circus archives of John & Jan Zweifel. Lifelong circus fans and collectors, the Zweifels' archives were home to tens of thousands of documents, photographs, and relics, including correspondence and memorabilia, as well as circus and wild west costumes, posters, and banners. Among the featured lots will be objects and documents from the life and career of Tom Thumb and Buffalo Bill, as well as P.T. Barnum, and nearly every "greatest show on earth" of the last century. As an "extra added attraction," Potter & Potter is also pleased to announce that the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago's entire circus exhibit - many elements of which have been on display at the museum for half a century - will also be part of the auction. These include elaborate motorized model circus scenes, including the parade, big top, and sideshow, in addition to the museum exhibit signage and interactive exhibits.
Buyer's Premium
$0+: 25.0%
Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $29 $5
$30 $99 $10
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $49,999 $1,000
$50,000 $99,999 $2,000
$100,000 + $4,000

Conditions of Sale

Shipping Terms: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense.